I've heard anecdotes about Muteki spline drive adapters breaking during normal use, but I've heard the same stories about Gorillas as well. If you go with any of the tuner style spline drive lugs you may have a small "ring" visible around the seating surface where the OEM lugs scuffed the finish as well. I don't know quite how to describe it, but since the small-diameter lugs are smaller than the OEMs there's more area visible than before.
For what it's worth, it seems like McGard makes the OEM lug nuts and they make a black non-tuner lug. If you're just going for the black lug look they may be your best bet. They're not lightweight lugs, but I'd consider them a lot more durable.
Alright. I will probably go with these then. And since they are tuner nuts, the should fit aftermarket rims too if I eventually go that route. Obviously, I wouldn't put them on really nice rims like Advans or anything but maybe some Rotas. What do you think? Maybe also make the flying Ms black and black out my other badges?
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any with the gorillas be interested in measuring the width of the "fatest" part of the lug nut ... im having problems finding lugs that fit my rims... they have a narrow opening !
How narrow is your wheel opening?
You may need to get some that have an internal spline drive. If you've got 1'' diameter, rays lugs will fit, and a stanley proto thin wall deep impact socket will fit if you have any clearance on the 1''
Also, internal-spline or keyed lugnuts suck asshole because you have to use the little nylon plugs (if they even come with them,) to keep them from rusting. Just make sure you go with external-spline lock nuts.
Got my black nuts today from Summit - they're the Gorillas. Some of them are a bit nicked up. Maybe I should give them a call. I'm guessing they just grab them from a big bin and throw them in a plastic baggie throw in the instructions, key code sticker, and staple it shut. I also thought they'd be glossier like in the picture.
Can lug nuts be clear coated with like engine enamel to protect them and produce a better shine?
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